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Importer Beware: FOB Prices Out of India Spike 5 Percent

It seems the Indian government is stuck between a rock–complying with global trade rules and its overall tax structure –and a hard place–supporting its apparel and textile industry.

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“Uncertainty” Over Trump Policies Makes Frenemies of Importers, Domestic Producers

The domestic textile industry and apparel importers have often been on opposite sides of U.S. trade issues, but in today’s political climate they seem to have found some common ground.

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America First is Turning Into “America Alone” When it Comes to Trade

President Trump wants tariffs, he wants to nix or renegotiate trade deals so that everything’s “fair” and he wants to reduce the U.S. trade deficit—the problem with all of that, however, is that while his administration works on it, the rest of the world is carrying on with trade and the U.S. seems to be getting left behind.

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Used-Clothing Trade Causes Contention Between US and East African Nations

The commercial enterprise of U.S. companies selling used clothing to African countries doesn’t seem a likely source of controversy, but the issue has become one of contention on two continents.

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Here’s How EU Brands are Sourcing for Speed to Market

In Europe, sourcing in Asia isn’t the standard go to. The region’s cluster of sourcing countries—which includes places like Tunisia, Greece and Portugal—has provided an ecosystem that’s supporting European brands’ speed to market needs.

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McKinsey CPO Survey: Digitize Supply Chains or Die

Apparel sourcing executives know the old paradigms must shift and are looking to technology as a catalyst, yet they are slow to embrace change.

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The Battle for African Trade Pits US Against China

If the U.S. and China have their way, Africa could soon begin to reach its potential as the next great frontier for apparel and textile sourcing.

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